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Garfield's "Spider-Man" Will Never Crossover?

3 hours ago | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Keen to see Andrew Garfield's "The Amazing Spider-Man" character crossover with the X-Men or "The Avengers"? You'll be waiting a hell of a long time.

Producer Avi Arad, who has been attached to all five live-action "Spider-Man" films produced thus far, tells IGN that basically such a crossover will only happen after he's out of this franchise:

"I think I'm probably a little bit of the militant here. I think it will take a moment in which we've run out of ideas. There's so much to tell about Spider-Man. There's so much to tell about the Sinister Six. The relationship between Spider-Man and Venom will bring a whole other world in.

We really feel very confident that we have so much to do. Peter Parker is unique; he's really different. He's not an Avenger. He's not an X-Man. He's unique and we revere that. And we'd rather work really »

- Garth Franklin

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The Amazing Spider-Man producers rule out Avengers crossover until “we’ve run out of ideas”

6 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Despite the fact that Sony has laid out the future of its Spider-Man franchise with The Amazing Spider-Man 3, The Amazing Spider-Man 4, Venom and The Sinister Six, and Marvel Studios having reportedly mapped out the Marvel Cinematic Universe until 2028, it’s the question that just won’t go away… will we see Andrew Garfield’s wall-crawler appearing alongside The Avengers?

Marvel Studios may have kept quiet on the issue, but we’ve heard several comments from the likes of Garfield, director Marc Webb and others affiliated with the Spidey franchise raising hopes that we may get to see the big Marvel crossover one day. However, according to producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach, it’s not going to happen until the Sony franchise has “run out of ideas”.

“I think I’m probably a little bit of the militant here,” Arad told IGN (via Cbm). “I think it will »

- Gary Collinson

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Spider-Man/Avengers: No crossover until Sony is out of ideas

17 April 2014 2:12 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Spider-Man and Avengers will not get a movie crossover until Sony Pictures has "run out of ideas".

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach have said that a joint movie with the Marvel Studios property is not on the horizon.

Tolmach said that such a film would only be a "stunt".

"I think I'm probably a little bit of the militant here," Arad told IGN. "I think it will take a moment in which we've run out of ideas.

"There's so much to tell about Spider-Man. There's so much to tell about the Sinister Six. The relationship between Spider-Man and Venom will bring a whole other world in."

"You know Avi always refers to that question as a stunt," added Tolmach. "If you were to do that, you know, Spider-Man in the Avengers is a stunt.

"And I get why everybody - you know, fans and audience »

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Secret Deal Behind 'Spider-Man' / 'X-Men' Post-Credits Revealed

16 April 2014 2:56 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Earlier today, we reported that fans who stay to the end of Sony's The Amazing Spider-Man 2 credits will be treated to a scene from 20th Century Fox's X-Men: Days of Future Past. While the scene does not tie the two franchises together, many have wondered why the rival studios would team up for this kind of cross-promotion, with speculation that they may be teaming up for some sort of superhero crossover in the future. Variety has a new report which reveals that a Spider-Man and X-Men hybrid movie is not in the works, and that there is a simple, contractual reason why this extra scene was added to prints of The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

When The Amazing Spider-Man director Marc Webb was in negotiations to make The Amazing Spider-Man 2, the talks hit a brief snag, since the filmmaker is still under contract to make one more movie with Fox Searchlight, »

- MovieWeb

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Marvel Confirms It Has Rights to 'Daredevil' Villain Kingpin and Elektra

16 April 2014 1:20 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in April 2013, Marvel Studios reclaimed the rights to Daredevil, after 20th Century Fox failed to get production started on their proposed reboot, which Joe Carnahan was at one time set to direct. What wasn't known at the time is whether Daredevil characters Kingpin and Elektra came with this deal. Today, Kevin Feige reveals in an interview with IGN that the studio does have the rights to Elektra in full and at least partial rights to Kingpin.

"Elektra I think we have. I think that was part of Daredevil, and that's clean and simple. Kingpin we either have or somehow share. I'm not 100 percent clear on that one."

Marvel currently has a shared rights deal for the characters Quicksilver and Scarlett Witch with 20th Century Fox, since these characters pop up in both the Avengers comics and the X-Men comics. The deal includes provisions that Marvel Studios can't reference the characters' X-Men history, »

- MovieWeb

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Paul Bettany Discusses Playing the Vision in Age of Ultron

14 April 2014 3:31 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

 

J.A.R.V.I.S. is getting a reboot in the next Avengers film, being upgraded from computer servant to android superhero. Paul Bettany talked to Jimmy Kimmel about his new role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the Vision.

 

 

Paul Bettany is a talented actor, having been in Oscar-nominated films like A Beautiful Mind and Master and Commander: the Far Side of the World. He’s never been an A-Lister, but his role in the upcoming sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron could help raise his profile.  In previous Marvel films, he’s provided the voice of J.A.R.V.I.S., Tony Stark’s helpful computer AI. In the sequel, he’ll be playing the Vision, an android super hero who has been a member of the Avengers in the comics since 1968. The character was a revised version of earlier hero created by the legendary Jack Kirby in 1940, also called the Vision. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Rob Young)

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"Captain America: The Winter Soldier": 'Scarlet Witch' Revealed

9 April 2014 6:19 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek a scene from the end credits of Marvel Studios' "Captain America: The Winter Soldier". featuring a first look @ Marvel Comics mutant, the 'Scarlet Witch' played by Elizabeth Olsen and and her brother 'Quicksilver' played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson :

The two characters are currently appearing in director Joss Whedon's currently shooting "Avengers" sequel, "Avengers: Age Of Ultron".

Scarlet Witch and her brother 'Quicksilver' were part of the 'second generation' of Marvel's "The Avengers" comic book team, originally recruited by 'Iron Man', under the leadership of 'Captain America'.

Created by writer Stan Lee and illustrator Jack Kirby, the Scarlet Witch debuted in Marvel Comics' "X-Men" #4 (March 1964).

She is the daughter of 'Magneto', twin sister of Quicksilver and paternal half-sister of 'Polaris'. 

The character has featured in four decades of Marvel continuity.

Scarlet Witch starred in two self-titled limited series with husband the 'Vision' »

- Michael Stevens

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8 female comic book characters who deserve their own movies

9 April 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

It's no secret that women have been neglected in comic book movies. Certainly, only a tiny number of female superheroes have so far made it to the big screen. Female leads are still shockingly rare, and even Joss Whedon only managed one out of six in his Avengers ensemble movie.

Things are looking up, with Scarlet Witch and Gamora coming to Avengers: Age of Ultron and Guardians of the Galaxy respectively, hints at a Black Widow solo outing, and Wonder Woman due to feature in the Batman vs Superman film - although, tellingly, not in her own movie.

It's time that the women of comics got some recognition. Here are our top picks from the many worthy candidates that we want to see in their own solo movies:

Wonder Woman

Who is she?

As if you need to be told. DC Comics's foremost heroine, she is a feminist icon »

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Drew Goddard Near Helming Deal For Spider-Man Spinoff ‘Sinister Six’

7 April 2014 5:00 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Breaking: Sony Pictures is nearing a deal with Drew Goddard to direct Sinister Six, the Amazing Spider-Man spinoff for the studio. Goddard wrote the script for this first of what Marvel and Sony hope will be a new film franchise that shapes up as an Avengers-like all-star team of bad guys. Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach are producing. The original six villains were Doctor Octopus, Electro, Kraven the Hunter, Mysterio, Sandman and The Vulture. That lineup sounds about right, given that Venom has a movie of his own, with Alex Kurtzman already set to direct that one. Related: Sony Plans More Spider-Man Sequels & Spinoffs Why is Sony bullish on expanding the Spidey franchise? Like everyone, the studio is hungry for tentpoles, but there is another strategy at play. Much the way that Fox has held on to rights to Marvel’s X-Men franchise by pumping out spinoffs, Sony needs »

- MIKE FLEMING JR

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Kevin Feige on how 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' is all about Steve

4 April 2014 1:15 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

(Cbr) Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has overseen the wildly successful Marvel Cinematic Universe since its inception. Yet much like the comic books that inspire the films, Marvel Studios is looking to bring about some big status quo changes with their latest motion picture event, "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," debuting in stateside theaters today. Drawing heavily from Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting's 2005 "Winter Soldier" story in the "Captain America" comic book series, the film not only reintroduced Bucky (Sebastian Stan) as brainwashed assassin The Winter Soldier, it also, as previewed by the trailers, explores major trust issues between Captain America (Chris Evans) and S.H.I.E.L.D., the peacekeeping organization at the center of the McU. Cbr News spoke with Feige at last month's "Winter Soldier" press junket in Beverly Hills about what Marvel Studios was looking to say with this latest installment, the major role the film plays in setting up 2015's "Avengers: Age of Ultron, »

- Albert Ching, Comic Book Resources

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The Shield Beats Captain America to the Punch as the U.S.'s First Patriotic Hero

4 April 2014 11:27 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Captain America: Winter Soldier hits theaters and I have to say I'm very excited to see it. The flag-waving wonder is my favorite of the Avengers and certainly one of my top five characters from Marvel Comics. Although he's the most well-known, Cap isn't the first patriotic super hero to go up against foreign spies and bad guys for the good ole U.S. of A. That privilege belongs to Mlj Comics' The Shield.

For those not up on their comic book history, Mlj became Archie Comics and continues to publish stories about the teen heartthrob from Riverdale and all his buddies to this day. The Shield preceded Captain America as the first patriotic super hero by over a year. He first appeared in issue #1 of Pep Comics which was published in January of 1940. Marvel's red, white, and blue adventurer didn't make his debut until March of 1941.

Created by Irv Novick and Harry Shorten, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Eric Shirey)

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier – The Review

3 April 2014 9:30 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Six years don’t seem like that long a stretch of a time, but it’s long enough to create a universe. I should clarify, I mean a cinematic universe. You see, that’s just what they’ve done at Marvel Studios. And what a wondrous place it is! And movie-goers are now able to visit there more than once a year. Hard to believe, but it was back in 2008 that the famed comic book company (lovingly named “The House of Ideas” by Stan Lee himself almost fifty years ago) decided that they should have a more active role in bringing their characters to the silver screen. Media pundits scoffed since several of their biggest properties, namely Spider-Man and the X-Men, were locked down in movie deals with Sony and Fox. But Marvel (with Paramount) initiated their big screen dreams with Iron Man, and they’ve not looked back. That »

- Jim Batts

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Captain America History 101 – Redux

3 April 2014 8:22 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Well, the big day is finally here! After leading the Avengers in stopping an alien invasion Summer before last, our favorite shield-slinger returns to the multiplexes in an all new solo adventure (well, he’s got some help from the Black Widow and the high-flyin’ Falcon)! Before you head out, you may want to brush up on all things Steve Rogers (don’t worry, this won’t be on the final!)! Have fun and buy bonds!

Read my original review of Captain America Here.

Here’s my original article that ran on Wamg before Captain America: The First Avenger was released in 2011.

The very first appearance of the sentinel of liberty.

Okay fellow movie geeks! Ready for a bit of pop culture history? Before you head out to the multiplex this weekend to see Paramount’s Captain America: The First Avenger, let’s get better acquainted with the story of this star-spangled superhero. »

- Jim Batts

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"Avengers: Age Of Ultron": Enter 'Scarlet Witch'

1 April 2014 9:27 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Take another look @ spoiler images of actress Elizabeth Olsen as Marvel Comics' mutant 'Scarlet Witch' on the set of director Joss Whedon's currently shooting "Avengers" sequel, "Avengers: Age Of Ultron":

As Sneak Peek first reported May 2012 about the Scarlet Witch appearing in "The Avengers 2", the character and her brother 'Quicksilver' were part of the 'second generation' of Marvel's "The Avengers" comic book team.

They were originally recruited by 'Iron Man', under the leadership of 'Captain America'.

Created by writer Stan Lee and illustrator Jack Kirby, the Scarlet Witch debuted in Marvel Comics' "X-Men" #4 (March 1964).

She is the daughter of 'Magneto', twin sister of Quicksilver and paternal half-sister of 'Polaris'. 

The character has featured in four decades of Marvel continuity.

Scarlet Witch starred in two self-titled limited series with husband the 'Vision' and as a regular team member in "Avengers".  

Scarlet Witch »

- Michael Stevens

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The Ten Best Captain America Artists Part 2

1 April 2014 11:38 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Drawing Captain America either in his own title or Avengers has been a right of passage for superhero artists since the 1960s. Even artists who have gone on to do very different things, like write and draw Superman’s modern origin (John Byrne) or create Blade the vampire hunter (Gene Colan) have had memorable takes on Cap’s adventures. However, some artists aren’t up for the task. For example, hot-shot X-Force artists and one of the founders of Image Comics Rob Liefeld was tasked with writing and drawing Captain America for Marvel’s Heroes Reborn event. This was the result. However, many artists over the past couple decades have brought new styles and techniques to Captain America’s appearances in various Marvel titles while showing how timeless this character is.

Ron Garney (Captain America in 1995-6, 1998; Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty in 1998; Ultimate Comics Captain America in 2011)

Ron »

- Logan Dalton

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The Ten Best Captain America Artists (Part 1)

1 April 2014 9:37 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Captain America is one of the most famous and important superheroes in the Marvel Universe. He is also the oldest Marvel hero to consistently have his own comic as he was created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby in 1941. Beginning as a figure of anti-German and Japanese propaganda, Captain America and his civilian identity evolved into a man out of time, and one who was filled with great guilt because of the death of his partner Bucky Barnes. He went from wholeheartedly supporting the United States’ policy to refusing to wear the stars and stripes when the president himself was at the center of a conspiracy to hunt him down and kill him. He has fought and been betrayed by old friends and lovers, but Captain America still act as the moral center of the Marvel Universe, and the hero everyone from Spider-Man to The Punisher and Wolverine look up to and respect. »

- Logan Dalton

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Stan Lee confused by Jack Kirby controversy

24 March 2014 7:48 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Stan Lee has addressed the long-running controversy over the credit received by co-creators Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko.

The comics legend told Playboy that he was paid on the same freelance basis that his Spider-Man and Avengers collaborators were, and controls no more rights to those Marvel Comics characters than they do.

"I always tried to show them in the most favourable light, even in the credits," he said. "There was never a time when it just said 'by Stan Lee'. It was always 'by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko' or 'by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby'. I made sure their names were always as big as mine.

"As far as what they were paid, I had nothing to do with that. They were hired as freelance artists, and they worked as freelance artists. At some point they apparently felt they should be getting more money. Fine, »

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The Week in Spandex - Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Gotham, Arrow, Powers, Bananaman and more

23 March 2014 11:59 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Our weekly round up of the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Guardians of the Galaxy, Ant-Man, Captain Marvel, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Amazing Spider-Man 2, X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men: Apocalypse, Gotham, Arrow, Son of Batman, Powers, Bananaman and more...

Here in the UK we're just five days away from the start of the 2014 superhero season as Marvel Studios continues Phase Two of its Cinematic Universe with the release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The review embargo for Chris Evans' second solo outing lifted on Thursday evening, and it looks like Marvel has knocked it out of the park once again; you can listen to the thoughts of Luke Owen and Scott Davis in the latest Flickering Myth Podcast, and here's an excerpt from Luke's review:

"Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a movie where everything gels. »

- Gary Collinson

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Who Is Marvel’s Doctor Strange?

22 March 2014 2:46 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggath!  If you even remotely recognize this statement, you may be familiar with Marvel’s biggest practitioner of the mystic arts, Dr. Strange.  Dr. Stephen Strange is currently the Sorcerer Supreme of the Marvel Universe and ruminations have been coming in hard and fast about the good doctor in relation to the Marvel movie landscape.  It would seem at this point, with rumors ranging from Marvel bringing in Johnny Depp to discuss the character to Marvel studios looking at various directors to helm the project, that it’s not a question of if Strange will find himself joining the ranks of the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy, but when!  Don’t know much about the Master of the Mystic arts? Well strap on your Eye of Agamotto and dig out your Wand of Watoomb from the closet, because Collider has you covered. Hit »

- Evan Valentine

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Film Review: ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’

20 March 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Rip Van Winkle of superheroes goes rogue in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” an impressively equal sequel to 2011’s superb origin story “Captain America: The First Avenger” that trades the earlier film’s apple-pie Americana for the uneasy mood of a 1970s paranoia thriller — a resonance underscored by the casting of “Three Days of the Condor” and “All the President’s Men” star Robert Redford in a prominent supporting role. Chockfull of the breathless cliffhangers dictated by the genre, but equally rich in the quiet, tender character moments that made the first film unique among recent Marvel fare, “The Winter Soldier” marks a generally assured return to features for sibling helmers Anthony and Joe Russo (who’ve been in a moviemaking deep-freeze since 2002’s “Welcome to Collinwood”) and should easily keep the franchise gravy train powering through to “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” due next May.

Notwithstanding the magical serum »

- Scott Foundas

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